Aptis Vocabulary Practice Test 3
Here’s another free Aptis Vocabulary test for Aptis General. As usual, there are 25 questions divided into four mini-tests, one for each type of question you have to answer in this component.
The four question-types are: Word Pairs, Word Definitions, Word Usage and Word Combinations. As always, we’ll begin each section with a clear description and an example of each question-type.
Remember, the vocabulary component forms part of the Aptis Core Test. In the Aptis Core Test you have to do 50 questions in 25 minutes. The questions are divided equally between grammar and vocabulary. This means you do 25 questions on each area, and you can take up to 30 seconds per question. If you take too long doing the tests, they’ll automatically finish and you’ll have to start again.
Remember to keep these points in mind while you’re doing the tests:
- Read all of the options carefully before choosing your answer. Some of them may be quite similar.
- Don’t spend too long on any of the questions. Remember, you can always come back and try it again later, both here and in the official exam.
- Always answer the question. Never leave it blank.
Aptis Vocabulary Test 3
Part 1: Word Pairs
In this part of the test they give you a target word in the following format: ‘big = ‘. Then you have to select (from a drop-down list) the option that has the most similar meaning to that word; in this case, ‘large’.
Part 2: Word Definitions
In this part of the test they give you a definition and you have to select a word (from the drop-down list) to match to the definition. For example, ‘to cover with paper or material is to’ … ‘wrap’.
Part 3: Word Usage
In this part of the test you have to select a word (again from a drop-down list) to complete each sentence correctly. For example, ‘The holiday company offers [ tourism / monument / sightseeing ] tours every day’. The correct answer here is ‘sightseeing‘.
Part 4: Word Combinations
Finally, in this part of the test you have to combine words that are often used together; this is called collocation. For example, we say ‘do your homework’ (not ‘make your homework’), ‘really amazing’ (not ‘very amazing’), ‘strong beer’ ( not ‘heavy beer’).
Make sure you check our Guide to the Posts and do all the practice tests we offer.
There are also vocabulary exercises to practise with, and mini-tests too.
Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where you’ll find some videos with tips on learning vocabulary, as well as loads of Speaking Tests.
And if you need more practice, we recommend the excellent English in Use series of books. This one’s the Intermediate edition, but there are other levels available too.
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